This class is required for the Law Enforcement and Homeland Security Pathways. This course allows hands-on instruction with lab projects, skill-out assignments, and project-based learning assignments. This class allows students to practice arresting procedures, Miranda rights procedures, Interrogation techniques, Blood Spatter Analysis & Lab, Hair & Fiber Labs associated with actual cases, Entomology labs, solving real life cases, and various investigations. Students will have the opportunity to work with a group to solve a case and create a “murder board” filled with suspects, evidence, and important documents.
The Criminal Justice courses at Bath County High School may contain sensitive or graphic material due to the nature of each course. Each class allows students the opportunity to practice with real life cases and true stories, some of which are graphic and unimaginable. Students have the opportunity to research a criminal of their choosing for one of the Summative Assignments. Students also have the opportunity to look at crime scene evidence, examine terrorist attacks, training simulations including training with firearms (plastic guns), gun safety with plastic training guns, officer safety (using vests & safety materials) and various hands-on activities (interrogation techniques, arrest procedures). Students will have the opportunity to participate in several lab projects using sensitive case materials (hair & fiber, blood spatter, tire treads, etc.). If at any time, a student or parent is uncomfortable with any material presented in class or as homework, they are encouraged to see Mrs. Highley for clarification, alternate assignment, or another solution.
It is MANDATORY that each parent sign the disclaimer part of the Permission Slip (to be sent home on syllabus). The Media Use and Documentary/Movie use included in your syllabus is up to you on how you answer.